Fees for planning applications

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Fees for planning applications are set by the Government and apply nationally to all applications in England.  The following fees were set in November 2012 (and amended in April 2014 and again in January 2018) and must be submitted with your application in order for us to register it. To avoid delays, you can Pay Online.  Alternatively you can send us a cheque made payable to St Albans District Council.  

Fees for common projects

Below are the fees for the most common projects. These fees apply from 17 January 2018 onwards. Please see the download below for the full list, which also provides the fees for more complex or less common projects. 

Application typeDescription        Fee 
Householder Applications

Alterations/extensions to a single dwelling (but excluding flats), including works within the boundary such as outbuildings.

Full Planning Applications

Alterations/extensions to two or more dwellings (or two or more flats), including works within the boundaries.

New dwellings (up to and including 50)


£462 per dwelling

Lawful Development Certificates (Householder only)

For proposed development or use

For existing development or use



Discharge of conditionsApplication to discharge one or more planning conditions. This is essential for any pre-commencement conditions on existing permissions

£34 per request for Householder applications

£116 per request for all other applications

Non-material amendmentNon-material amendment following grant of planning permission

£34 in respect of Householder applications

£234 in respect of other developments

Change of use

Change of use of a building or land, including change of use of building to up to 50 dwellings

£462 per dwelling
Removal or variation of condition

Removal or variation of condition following grant of planning permission 


Prior Approval Change of Use

Prior Approval Larger Home Extension

Change of use of a building under the Prior Approval scheme

Larger Single-Storey Rear Extensions


£96 (from 19 August 2019)

Date of last review: 25 July 2019